Renee Walden - New Zealand watercolour artist. Art & Illustration.

watercolour paintings for sale

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I must be dreaming (2)


I live in the mountains and dream of the sea. When I'm by the sea I dream of the mountains. Luckily New Zealand is small and I can go from one to the other in a hop, skip and a jump :-)

Ink and Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Framed. 70cm x 50cm.

This large painting is framed behind glass, so pickup only. Studio visits welcome, just get in touch to arrange a time.

 

Available, please enquire.

Currently at an exhibition.

 
 

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Evening light at Secret Beach


One of our favourite places in the whole world - a secret beach on the West Coast of New Zealand. I can't tell you how many times I've painted those rolling waves and those gorgeous rocky islands. The light is always changing, the mood and the tides too. No end of inspiration here.

Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Framed. 70cm x 50cm.

This large painting is framed behind glass, so pickup only. Studio visits welcome, just get in touch to arrange a time.

 

Available, please enquire.

Currently at an exhibition.

 
 

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Archway Island, Wharariki Beach


We spent an absolutely stunning day at Wharariki Beach this last winter. I had plenty of time for sketching, and we explored endless tunnels and arches. We even had a close encounter with some baby seals! Back in my studio I've painted many completed paintings from that day. This one with the beautiful backlit rocks is a definite favourite.

Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
Framed. 70cm x 52cm.

This large painting is framed behind glass, so pickup only. Studio visits welcome, just get in touch to arrange a time.

 

$925.00 (NZ$)

 

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Fishing Huts


I visited the Manitoto for a sketching day out with a fellow artist late in the summer of 2020. What an inspiring day! I fell in love with the Fishermen's village at Falls Dam, because old buildings are just my thing. Imagine the stories these huts hold. The fishermen's tales that are stored between their walls.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
Framed. 70cm x 52cm.

This large painting is framed behind glass, so pickup only. Studio visits welcome, just get in touch to arrange a time.

 

$925.00 (NZ$)

 

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La Granica


Lovely old fishing boat on a moody day in San Vicente de la Barquera on the the north coast of Spain. One of my favourite areas for painting boats.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
Framed. 50cm x 40cm.

This painting is framed behind glass, so pickup only. Studio visits welcome, just get in touch to arrange a time.

 

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Green Roofed Hut


A little fisherman's hut at Falls Dam, Central Otago, New Zealand on a rainy day

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

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Shimmer


So peaceful, this dinghy seems to be resting, waiting to take the fisherman out to his boat for the next high-seas adventure. I couldn't resist the shimmery water that seems to end in the sky and, of course, the reflection.
Another boat from San Vicente de la Barquera, north coast of Spain.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
Framed. 50cm x 40cm.

This painting is framed behind glass, so pickup only. Studio visits welcome, just get in touch to arrange a time.

 

$550.00 (NZ$)

 

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Rain squall approaching


Another painting inspired by a summers day in the Maniototo, watching rain squalls quench the dry land. This hut sits alone, a little away from the others that form the fishermen's village at Falls Dam. It seems to want to keep to itself, happy in it's own company ;-)

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

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Rain Clearing at Homestead Camp


This last summer I visited the Maniototo with a fellow artist for a day's painting. At first I was disappointed that our long awaited day was showery. But seeing the dark, squally rain quenching the dry land was inspiring and turned out to be a gift. I've painted many pieces inspired by that day. This one of the lovely restored hut at Homestead Camp with the Hawkdun Range beind.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Rain Over The Hawkduns


Late summer 2020 I spent the day sketching with a fellow artist in the dry, dry Maniototo. And we had a rainy day. The storms over the dry hills were incredibly inspiring and I painted a whole series of paintings from this day. This one of the lovely, restored Homestead Hut with rain pouring over Hawkdun Range.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Framed. 70cm x 50cm.

This painting is framed behind glass, so pickup only. Studio visits welcome, just get in touch to arrange a time.

 

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Old boats, Puerto Natales, Chile


Isn't this sweet? The big old boat is sharing stories with the little one. Perhaps they're pretty scary stories! Poor little boat ;-)
We spotted lots of lovely old boats in the port of Puerto Natales in southern Chile many moons ago when we were there on a climbing trip. I was very happy when I finally painted these this year, reliving some wonderful memories.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

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Old Farm Shed, Wanaka


A typical autumn scene from near my home - golden poplars, an old farm shed and, of course, sheep. Throw in the big mountains and a sliver of Lake Wanaka, and, really, we can't get more local than this. Driving home after sketching further up the lake one evening, the light here was just perfect, so I snapped a few (ok, more than a few!) shots to paint from later.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Autumn at Siurana


One of our favourite places in the world - the tiny village of Siurana, Catalunya, Spain. We first visited back in 1995, before it was famous and now try to visit annually. With a population of about 30, this picturesque village is in the most spectacular position, completely surrounded by cliffs on a rocky peninsula. The whole region is beautiful, and has no end of inspiration for an artist. But the real attraction? Some of the best rock climbing in the world.

Ink and watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Periwinkles


What colour is prettier than Periwinkle Blue? These beauties were growing in a great purple and green mass along a friend's driveway and, of course, I couldn't resist them.

Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

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$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Pink Magnolia


While on holiday recently at the coast, the magnolia trees were flowering. And what a show it was! I find them so improbable - the size of the tree, the massive blooms and how long they flower for. The blooms seem so fragile and yet each petal has such a lovely, waxy weight to it. Besides, I'm a sucker for anything pink :-)

Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Red Poppies


A symbol of peace and hope, and always a joy to behold. I don't there's much that can beat a field of wild, red poppies. I know I've stopped so many times and taken hundreds of photographs and done countless sketches of these beauties.

Ink and Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Bearded Iris


Beautiful, voluptuous folds, wonderful scent. What's not to love about bearded irises? While you'll notice that my main focus is painting landscapes, every spring I just can't resist painting flowers. I do have a degree in Botany after all ;-)

Ink and Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 38 x 28 cm
Unframed

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Mitre Peak in Winter


With the exception of Mt Cook, there is no other peak that says New Zealand more than Mitre Peak. I've been lucky enough to go up it twice, once to the very summit - a very special experience. But I've visited and sketched it from the vantage point in this painting, on the shores of Milford Sound, many, many times.

Ink and Watercolour
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Fabriano - acid free for longevity.
Framed. 70cm x 52cm

This large painting is framed behind glass, so pick up only. Studio visits are welcome if you'd like to come and view in person. Just drop me a note to make a time.

 

Available, please enquire.

Currently at an exhibition.

 
 

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Autumn, Arboli, Spain


Veggie patches, complete with fully grown fruit trees right in the middle of villages - such a lovely European tradition. When the trees change colour for autumn, the pumpkins ripen, and the nuts start to fall, then the tiny alleyways become almost magical to me.

The drawing for this painting was done on location. The watercolours were added later.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

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Bougainvillea, Buelna, Spain


Gosh, I do love pink. And balconies. And terracotta roofs. Perfect :-)

This painting was done on location.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

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The Green House, Cue, Spain


Green walls, yellow windows, and washing blowing in the wind. My kind of scene :-)

This painting was done on location.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

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Colourful houses, Cue, Spain


The coastal towns of Asturias are full of colourful houses. An artists dream. But someone put a blue house next to a yellow house. That is almost too good to be true!

The drawing for this painting was done on location. The watercolours were added later.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Horreo, El Sucon, Asturias, Spain


A very distinctive type of Asturian architecture - an Horreo. These are a type of granary on stilts and you find them all over rural Asturias, both on farms and in the gardens in rural villages. Each one is a little different, and they are all beautifully rustic. They are definitely just the kind of architecture I love to paint.

This painting was done on location.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Abadia de San Vicente, Pyrenees, Spain


European churches and abbeys are always such beautiful buildings, regardless of size or location. But when I find one in a peaceful mountain setting, then they are truly irrestible.

This painting was done on location.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Old boat, Ria de Tina Menor, Cantabria, Spain


Waiting for the tide to come in, this pretty blue beauty looks like she's had some good adventures and that she's ready for some more.

This painting was done on location.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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Old boat, Ria de Tina Major, Cantabria, Spain


I love old boats! Abandoned to nestle in the flowering reeds, this boat had such a beautiful shape and a great combination of green and red paintwork. Plus it wasn't going anywhere, so I could abandon myself in lots and lots of detail.

This painting was done on location.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

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Boats, Ria de Tina Menor, Cantabria, Spain


Beautiful late afternoon light, calm waters for yummy reflections, boats in all shapes and sizes and a goose for company. What more can an artist want?

The sketch for this painting was done on location, then the rising tide chased me from my spot. The watercolour was added later.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

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Pumpkins, Serveto, Spain


Rampant pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, and usually escaping their veggie patches, - such a typical autumn scene in the Pyrenees. These pumpkins and lovely old buildings in one my favourite sketching haunts ;-)

This painting was done on location. The last photo shows me just starting to paint the pumpkins.

Watercolour and ink
The painting is on thick, slightly off-white, watercolour paper.
The paper is artist quality Arches - acid free for longevity.
The paper size is 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Unframed
Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back.

Will be shipped in a stiff cardboard mailer to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

 

$300.00 (NZ$)

 

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